In An African Criminal Court Dominique Mystris explores the potential contribution of a regional criminal court to international criminal law and justice across the continent. As set out in the Malabo Protocol, the court’s approach to international core crimes builds on from the current international system. Yet, the additional crimes and region-centric approach reflect the continental concerns.
To fully realise the court’s contribution, the African Union’s institutional objectives and approach to justice, peace and security, the author argues for the inclusion of the court within the African Peace and Security Architecture. By adopting such a holistic understanding of the Malabo Protocol court within the AU structure, a more accurate depiction of the potential of an African criminal court emerges.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Mystris: An African Criminal Court: The African Union’s Rethinking of International Criminal Justice
An African Criminal Court: The African Union’s Rethinking of International Criminal Justice (Brill | Nijhoff 2021). Here's the abstract: